The Port Douglas Artists' Cottage is spacious, contemporary, eclectic and to make it even better, its situated in the heart of Port Douglas - so you can walk anywhere. If the conventional and bland is not your style in holiday rentals, the Artists' Cottage is for you. It has been designed to capture the essence of the tropics and your imagination - A revitalizing time out from the day to day. And to make it even better again, the Artists' Cottage just won the best holiday rental in Port Douglas for 2015.
If you are looking for something larger, consider the Artists' Beach House - a five bedroom house with pool on the beach path http://www.stayz.com.au/120128, or our three bedroom holiday rental, the Artists' Treehouse, http://www.stayz.com.au/84205, or our two bedroom Artists' Nook, just down the street from the Artists' Cottage.
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In 2016 we are offering a discount rate of $150 per night at the Artists' Cottage. There is intermittent noise coming form the construction next door. Some days it may be a zen zone, some days your might hear some construction, but despite this, we have been receiving some amazing reviews. As we cant control it, we are hoping the discounted price will compensate for the unexpected.
The Port Douglas Artist's Cottage
The Port Douglas Artists' Cottage is a spacious, open, tropical-styled cottage featuring classical Queensland architecture, set against luscious gardens and looking outwards to towering paperbark eucalyptus. The cottage is a standalone structure tucked away in the local residential block of "Full Moon Terraces", both quiet and secluded. Situated on the second story (with garage and storage below), it takes full advantage of the breeze and light - essential for the balmy climate.
The Port Douglas Artists' Cottage comprises of one large comfortable bedroom with private verandah, fully contained kitchen, large bathroom and laundry, living room and indoor dining, leading to french doors opening to tropical outdoor dining area. On ground level there is deck with a setting for four, to enjoy the colourful gardens. With the tropical landscaping and sparkling pool, the cottages finds the perfect balance between comfort, and cool artistic contemporary style.The size of the apartment is 98 square metres, and its known as the largest one bedroom unit in Port Douglas.
The large bedroom has a queensize bed, with french doors opening onto verandah with 3 seater couch. There is a large built in robe, drawers, television and DVD player. On most nights the verandah doors are left open, for the fresh seabreeze to cool off. Their are also a ceiling fan and air-conditioning.The cottage also is filled with timber louvres providing further airflow. The airflow is essential both for cooling and keeping the insects away.
Next to the bedroom is a large bathroom, with bath/shower. The walls are filled with mirrors collected over the region. The laundry has a washing machine, dryer and sink.
A hall way leads to the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen has a 4 burner hot plate, oven, quality china, cutlery, glassware, saucepans and fridge and freezer. The living room has two couches with TV. French doors open to verandah for tropical outdoor dining, with a setting for four people.
Downstairs, on ground level is a deck with small pond and sitting area for four. Filled with colourful tropical plants and vines. 20 metres away from the cottage is the pool, with area for lazing about in the sun.
Port Douglas Artists' Cottage is in the heart of the village of Port Douglas, a short walk away from the beach, the marina and the main street. It is tucked away in a quiet, local and secluded location of "Full Moon Terraces". Port Douglas is an hour's drive north of Cairns international airport, passing beach after beach, through world heritage rainforest, the drive is spectacular.
Port Douglas offers something for everyone. The distinctive laid back atmosphere, the breathtaking beauty of the scenery, morning strolls along palm-fringed Four Mile Beach, world championship golf courses, the marina, five star restaurants, local artist's galleries, boutique designer stores finished off with relaxing moments in the sidewalk cafes. The Farmer's Market every Sunday is a wonderful mix of arts, crafts and local produce. There are amazing experiences diving spectacular Great Barrier Reef that can not be missed.
Try a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of Mossman Gorge, or Spring Creek to revitalise the soul. Go sailing, spend a day lazing on the many (most empty) beaches. Laze the day away on nearby Low Isles. Hike scenic trails to Cape Tribulation where tropical rainforest and coral reef meet. The area is unique, a rainforest that has been in existence for more than 120 million years and contains some plant and animal species not seen anywhere else in the world. or take a cruise up river and come face to face with large crocodiles and pythons in their natural habitat from the comfort and safety of a cruise boat.